San Flaviano Monastery – Venue for Hire – Self Catering or All Inclusive Service
Holidays, Retreats, Weddings, Corporate, Workshops, Performances, Hiking, Art, Children’s Events
Fully catered from €80 Per Person inclusive – Maximum 12 Guests, Minimum 8 Guests
We offer 2 Full Fresh Vegetarian full meals per day (breakfast & lunch or Dinner) plus unlimited fresh fruit, juices, coffees & teas plus fresh mountain mineral water.
Prosecco & wines served at dinner (optional). Daily cleaning & laundry staff.
5 Bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, sitting room, chef’s kitchen and The 160M2 church of San Flaviano.
The guests have full use of all the 10 acre grounds, the 32ft (10m) swimming pool and all the rooms at the monastery.
3 x Twin Rooms with bathrooms (shower, toilet & sink) SLEEPS 2 each = 6
1 x Master King Bedroom with bathroom (bath,shower, toilet & sink) SLEEPS 2
Oak Church Mezzanine with Bathroom (Handmade big wooden luxury bath,shower, toilet & sink) and access to second bathroom (toilet & sink) SLEEPS 4
Church disabled Toilet and shower
The Church is a fully equipped Yoga Shala – Mats, Cork Blocks, Straps, Blankets and bolsters are supplied.
San Flaviano is offers complete privacy for your group. The rustic monastery sits in 10 acres of private land inside 50,000 acres of protected ancient woodland in one of the worlds most pristine clean areas.
Untreated filtered Fresh Mountain Spring Water throughout
No Air Pollution, No Light Pollution, No Sound Pollution….just the birds & the bees…
San Flaviano, The Land of Light where the Doves Meet is one of Italy’s oldest buildings. It is estimated that the original Etruscan Temple on this site was built around 750 BC. The present church was built from the ruins in the 8th century and grew with the community until the 15th century.
The church is dedicated to the 4th century Archbishop of Constantinople San Flaviano and was used as a resting place for pilgrims on the route to Assisi. The frescoes over and around the altar area are from the 14th century and have been restored where possible. There are beautiful watercolors of San Flaviano, St. Thomas, and St. Anthony along with cherubs and angels playing music and singing. San Flaviano serviced the community until closing in 1972 when it was de consecrated. It has reopened its doors in 2014 as a non-denominational spiritual center, taking care of those who also want to take the pilgrimage to their essential selves through a physical, emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. The rest of the beautiful white stone building was most certainly a monastery and has been newly renovated. It includes a living room / dining room with fireplace, a professional chef’s kitchen, and four double bedrooms, each with their own en suite private bathroom.
After so many request we have decided to offer an Italian cooking class plus an open invite to join the chef in the kitchen to learn how to prepare our famous food.
Umbria’s rich local soil provides its residents an unlimited number of amazing seasonal ingredients which are simply prepared to highlight the true flavour of each dish. The traditional methods still used in the production of such typical ingredients as Norcia’s regional artisan cheeses, regional wines, and our famous treasured black truffle that grows on our grounds here at San Flaviano Retreat. Our cuisine is unique to the region, and authentic to it’s origins. The cuisine of Umbria is healthy, hearty, and born from “cucina povera”. Umbrians have always relied on the natural resources harvested from their fields and forests.
It is honest, Italian home cooking at it’s very finest!
Tess Hunneybell, Owner San Flaviano Retreat
” … set in the most stunning location surrounded by snow capped mountains and lush valleys on all sides with fields of wonderful wild flowers. I found a deep peace and tranquility that I haven’t experienced whilst traveling for sometime that provided an opportunity and window for both contemplation and reflection. The spectacular setting was complemented by the lack of hustle and bustle of modern life and it’s unique location was therefore the perfect antidote and detox from the stresses and anxiety associated with modern urban life. Tess & Kevin proved exceptional hosts who went out of their way to make our stay wholesome, memorable and relaxing.”
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